GJF (1230) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red pour. Sweetish start, lots of malt (not so much rye). Simcoe and Citra hops really come through. Creamy body, bitter finish. Good.
HughConway (780) - Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours reddish. Nice hop aroma, nice taste, nicely done. Donít get the summer marketing crap.
Sizzler80 (447) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish/orange pour with a thick slight off-white head. Grapefruit, redcurrants, rye backbone, pine, resinous, bread, caramel sweetness. Nicely balanced between sweet and bitter, with a moderate hoppy finish. Decent carbonation.
TXBadger (1242) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very nice reddish-orange color with white head. Citrus, tropical fruits, and some pine notes on the nose; all follow onto the palate. Finishes with a little spice note that makes this interesting.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad and quite enjoyable. Drinkable and not so bitter but too thin for this brewery it was.
Beersiveknown (2765) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home from drinkstore.
Pale chestnut with fluffy beige head collapsing to lacing. fruity redcurrant and light resin. full bodied, gentley bitter, toffee, red berries, gentle carbonation. long piney finish.
ddemmingjr (690) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle- pours hazy, deep burgundy with lots of bubbly carbonation, creamy, khaki head. nose is herbal hops, nutty, caramel and toasted hops. medium to full bodied. just really dry and almost metallic in nature. Itís a Red IPA that could use some refinement.
cheap (3966) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2014
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle at home. Nice dark pour of darker maroon. Rocky head of bout 1/2 inch. Has a fairly forward dull ipa aroma. First taste is somewhat reminiscent of b.o., if thatís possible. Not sure if I can appreciate this taste. So first it was IPA then double IPA then black IPA then white IPA and now red IPA? WTF? Any beer can be made like an IPA but why have 15 different styles for it? Go figger. Yes, taste is IPA all over the place, bitter rude nasty chewing on grapefruit rinds happy BS, as usual with this style. There, now you have it, a red ale that certainly tastes like an IPA. After all these years, Iím still not sure what you guys dig in the IPA. Letís get back to the taste pf real beer and forget about using hops as a preservative. After all, we are in the 21st century, why use hops as a preservative? Lets get to the root of real beer and forgo this IPA happy bullshit. IPA,: the next pale lager of macro brews. Overall? Not impressed.
elbernays (405) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark copper. Head is off white which reduces to thin and wispy. Floral, pine, citrus nose. These aromas are there but not strong enough for me. Flavour is wood, dry sweet with stringent bitterness on the finish. Body is light, too light. This gives it a water mouthfeel which isnít great. Thought this beer would open up a bit when a bit warmer but it doesnít. Disappointing.
SudsMcDuff (5790) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a solid red .. . pours a dark copper .. . mild head, light lacing in the end .. . some redness, medium malts, and harp resin .. . medium mouth, abrupt finish .. . . renovating a kitchen is like herpes from a prostitute. money oddly spent.
thorongil2 (1156) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(tap) clear reddish amber colour with a medium tall tan head; aroma of citrus; mild, bit austere flavour